The Great Lakes Historical Society’s Peachman Lake Erie Shipwreck Research Center (GLHS’s PLESRC) and the Maritime Archaeological Survey Team (MAST) are pleased to present the 2014 GLHS/MAST Nautical Archaeology Workshop and Training.
Saturday May 3 and Sunday May 4, 2014 – Classroom Work and Dry Run:
National Museum of the Great Lakes
1701 Front Street
Saturday - 9 am to 4 pm Sunday - 9 am to 3 pm
Saturday May 17 OR Sunday May 18, 2014 – In water practice at:
White Star Quarry
Basic Level: This is the basic class to become a member of MAST and take part in our ongoing archaeological field work. This level will teach you the basics of nautical archaeology, why we do it and how to do it. Topics include, Ship Parts, Trilateration, Survey Equipment, and Laws and Ethics. (Class limited to 30 people) $125
Advanced Level: (Prerequisite – Basic Training): Take your training a step further and learn how to identify and catalog a cultural site. (Class limited to 15 people) $125
There may be an opportunity to earn an underwater archaeology specialization PADI or SEI through the Basic course. More information about that after you sign up.
You are invited to the Tenth Annual Dinner Meeting hosted by the Maritime Archaeological Survey Team on Saturday, May 3, 2014.
The event will be at The Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center (1750 State Park Road, Oregon, Ohio 43616) with cocktails starting at 6 pm and dinner at 6:30 pm.
The dinner will be followed by our keynote speaker, Dr. Frederick Hanselmann, Texas State University giving his presentation entitled: Sunken Ships and Submerged Caves: Adventures in Underwater Archaeology at Texas State University.
While much is known about our ancestors that preceded us on land, 70% of the earth’s surface is covered in water. Vast oceans, lakes, and rivers provided the medium through and over which humankind traveled for thousands of years. The Underwater Archaeology and Exploration Initiative at Texas State University's Meadows Center for Water and the Environment seeks to make physical connections with our past and to uncover stories that have been lost to us over time.
Join Texas State Research Faculty and the Initiative's director, Frederick "Fritz" Hanselmann, as he regales us with tales of archaeological exploration of submerged Paleoindian and prehistoric sites and search for lost ships of famous privateers, pirates, and the colonial Spanish, from inside an underwater cave to a mile deep in the ocean.
Tickets by Reservation ONLY! $35 per person